Bachelor Level/ II Year/ Humanities Full Marks: 100
Eng. 313/ 301 Time: 3 hrs.
Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.
The figures in the margin indicate full marks.
Eng. 313 Drama and Film
1. Write short notes on any FOUR of the following: [4×7=28]
- Drama and Theatrical performance
- Absurdist Drama
- Renaissance English Theatre
2. Explain any FOUR of the following: [4×8=32]
a. Teiresias: You are all ignorant.
No; I will never tell you what I know.
Now it is my misery; the, it would be yours.
b. Oedipus : Ah God!
It was True!
All the prophecies!
O Light, may I look on you for the last Time!
Oedipus, damned in his birth, in his marriage damned,
Damned in the blood he shed with his own hand!
c. Lear : of all these bounds even from this time, to this, with
Shadowy fourts and with champions riched with
Plenteous rivers and wide-skirted meads, we make three
lady. To thine and Albany’s issues be this perpetual.
What says our second daughter our deartest Regan, wife of cornwall?
d. Edmond: Th’hast spoken right; it is true.
The wheel is come full circle; I am here.
e. Jean: you should be more refined in your speech, krestin.
But why should you spend a holiday cooking for
That bitch? Is she sick or what?
Julie: [Slyly, very feminine] Miss? Call me Julie.
There aren’t barriers between us now. Call me
3. Answer any TWO of the following. [2×10=20]
a. The arrogance of Oedipus to find the ‘old defilement’ at erry cost only led to his downfall. Do you think his tragedy is only associated with his determination to search the ‘old defilement?’ Discuss
b. Do you think Lear’s self-assessment as ’a man more simmed against than simming’ is accurate? Indicate Lear’s sins and the sins against him make your own judgment about whether you think he is ‘more sinned against than sinning.’
c. Heredity and environment are powerful enough to determine the course of human action. Do you think these force have any influence on Miss Julie’s character?
d. “The images in most films represent objects and people as we might recognize them in everyday life.” Explain this statement. 
e. Kane takes the secret of “Rosebud” with him to his death, explain. How this secrecy in unravelled.
Discuss the significance of using both internal and external narrations in Citizen Ken.
- Define and discuss ‘The take’. 
Eng. 303 Drama
- Explain the following with reference to the context: [6×5=30]
a. Oedipus : Apollo. Apollo. Dear
Children, the god was Apollo.
He brought my sick, sick fat upon me.
But the blinding hand was my own!
How could I bear to see
When all my sight was horror everywhere?
b. Iage: O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat if feeds on. That cuckolk lives in bliss
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
But O, what damned minutes tells he o’re
Who dotes, yet doubts-suspects, yet strongly loves!
c. Celimene : What? I renounce the world at my young age,
And die of boredom in my hermitage?
d. Nora: I don’t believe that any longer. I believe that I am
First and formost a human being, like you- or anyway
That I must try to become one …… I’m no longer
Prepared to accept what people say and what’ written in
Books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find
My own answer.
(A Doll’s House)
e. Brick: Maggie, I wouldn’t divorce you for being unfaithful
Or anything else. Don’t you know that? Hell. I’d be
Relived to know that you’d found yourself a lover.
(Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
- Write short notes on any FIVE of the following: [5×10=50]
a. A Doll’s House as a realist and naturalist drama
b. Character of Kreon in Oedipus Rex
c. Othello’s racial identity in Othello
d. The Misanthrope as a comedy of manners
e. Symbolic significance of he title in Can on a Hot Tin Roof
f. Drama and persuasion
3. Both Fate and individual character lead to the tragedy in Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex. Elucidate.
Write an essay on ‘Othello as a tragic protagonist.’